BioM: Wehling, Marie I. (1941)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Wehling, Ertl, Lindekugel, Dobbe, Williamson, Luchterhand, Litka, Brayer

The Loyal Tribune 12 June 1941

Wehling, Marie I. (7 JUN 1941)

On Saturday afternoon, June 7th, a very pretty wedding took place in the Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Loyal, when Miss Marie Ivah Wehling, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wehling of Loyal exchanged marriage vows with Mr. Raymond Frank Ertl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ertl of Spencer. Rev. J. C. Langholz performed the double ring ceremony at 2 o’clock. The church was decorated for the occasion with cut flowers and crepe paper streamers marked the front seats for relatives and friends.

The bride was attired on a floor length exquisite gown of Marquisette over romella taffeta, with tiny buttons down the back, long puffed sleeves, a fitted bodice, and a long train. She wore a long veil with lace trim and a pearl coronet head dress. She carried a bouquet of roses, baby breath and fern, tied with a large white ribbon. Around her neck she wore a heart shaped necklace.

Miss Esther Ertl, sister of the groom was maid of honor. She was dressed in a floor length gown of yellow organza with lace trim and a shoulder length veil and flowered head dress to match the color of her dress. She wore a shoulder corsage of sweet peas and fern tied with a ribbon to correspond with the color of her dress; and a necklace which was a gift from the bride.

The Misses Ruth Lindekugel, Virginia Dobbe, and Rachel Williamson, friends of the bridal couple acted as bridesmaids. Ruth was dresses in a light blue, floor length gown of marquisette with lace trim; Virginia wore a floor length gown of peach marquisette, and Rachel wore a nile green floor length gown of net. They all wore shoulder length veils and flowered head dresses to match the color of their dresses. They also wore shoulder corsages of mixed flowers tied with ribbon to correspond with the colors of their dresses and necklaces like the maids of honor were gifts from the bride.

Arnold Ertl, brother of the groom served as best man and Rueben Litka, Joseph Brayer, and Norman Luchterhand, friends of the bride and groom served as groomsmen. The groom and his attendants wore green and blue suits with brown oxfords and boutonnieres of white carnations and ferns.

Ushers at the wedding were Robert and Orville Luchterhand. The wore boutonnieres of pink roses.

The bridal couple and their attendants marched to the altar to the strains of the wedding march from Lohengrin, with Mrs. George Jensen playing the organ. During the ceremony Mrs. Romaine Rossow sang two solos "Because", and "I Love You Truly", accompanied by Mrs. Jensen at the organ.

The bride’s mother was attired in a rose and white dress and the groom’s mother wore a blue and white redingote dress. They each wore a shoulder corsage of sweet peas tied with white ribbons.

At six o’clock a reception was held at the bride’s home where covers were laid for 120 relatives and friends. The home was decorated in white, yellow, blue, peach and green crepe streamers with white wedding bells and baskets of flowers. A three tiered wedding cake with a miniature bride and groom at the top centered the bride’s table. Table waitresses were Linda Vincent, Velma Rhode, Norma Hendrich, and Frances Ann Langholz. They were dressed in aprons to match the wedding colors.

Later on in the summer the bride and groom will go on a wedding trip through western Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Redfield, South Dakota.

Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Williamson and Rachel of Scandinavia, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Edward Greeler and family of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ertl of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. William Luchterhand and family of Marshfield. Miss Virginia Dobbe of Watertown, and Joseph Brayer of Marshfield.

That same evening a wedding dance was held at Colby where a large crowd of relatives and friends met to wish the bride and groom much success and happiness in their married life.



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